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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 3:30am EST
this law works, then that's what i do. >> the website is still the visible part of obamacare. while it seems to be working better that's only part of the battle. to make the exchanges work the president will need the young and healthy to sign up. if they don't enroll premiums could skyrocket. mike viqueira from the white house, tell us about the strategy of the next three weeks. what is the president trying to accomplish? >> he's trying to refocus attention from the bad on to the good. the white house feels largely that the problems of the website has been fixed. you saw the president in the briefing room some two weeks ago, a contrite president obama. today something more redemptive. he feels as though the next three weeks is crucial, many people feel that way. december 23rd the deadline if you're going to get insurance through the exchanges you have to be do it by then to have insurance by the kick off of obamacare by january 1st. this is a difficult time. meanwhile the white house, the administration officials insisting that they have most of the problems all sorted out. >> mike,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> coming up - the white house relaunched its revamped obamacare website and claims 90% of the problems are fixed. why an insurance companies concerned about a knew issue. we are tracking what is happening on the web? >> there's a customised way of treating patience that may change the future of medicine. we ask you to send us your movember moustaches, and you did. join the conversation throughout the show on twitter, and google+ and facebook places. >> for those suffering from frustrating obamacare shopping experience, december is a crucial month. they have until december 23rd to sign up if they hope to get coverage by new year's day. the white house declared healthcare.gov is 90% cured of its troubles. with a consumer crash, how will it hold up. joining me to discuss the latest is jennifer haberkorn, a reporter for "politico," thee covered the affordable care act since 2009 and michael shure is a political contributor to al jazeera, joining us from los angeles. jennifer, a lot of talk about the improvement of the obamacare website. is it really and dramatically in better shape. >> the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
$500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by only using online currency? we will be joined by a couple who live in -- or who lived in banking. >>> hello. i am antonio mora. we begin with outrageous hospital bills. the mysterious methods hospitals use often puzzle experts. how can it cost one person in california $1,500 to get stitches when the person next to them is charged $500 more and the same treatment in florida could cost over $3,000? as al jazeera's janet tuboni reports, higher costs do not necessarily equal better care. renewing a long-standing debate prices. >> hospital costs have americans fed up with the system. >> i think insurance companies and hospitals and healthcare in general are really over the top >> reporter: some e
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00am EST
is obamacare. listen to what the president had to say about that. >> the law is working in major way that benefits millions of americans right now, even as we have begun to slow the rides of healthcare costs, which is good for family budget did and good for federal and state budgets, and good for the budgets of businesses, small and large. so this law is going to work. and for the sake of our economic security, it needs to work. >> is he right, david? >> well, we need to have it work. america is spending for every dollar per person, on an equivalency basis, the other 33 modern countries in the world spend and they all have universal healthcare, many of them with no out-of-pocket charges, for every dollar they spend, we are spending $2 and 4 killing us, that's nonsense. i don't know how the doctors, an airline pilot. nobody shops for airline pilots. we expect the airline produces someone who knows what they are doing in the cockpit of the plane when we trust them with our lives. what obamacare does is addresses the free rider problem. >> that's people who don't buy insurance that end
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
this play book against obamacare the other day. they are not trying to work with us and try to address the issues. yes, there are problems. there is no denying that. let's work to fix them. we know what it looks like when they are fixed and looks like colorado and -- california and new york. >> reporter: kentucky, california, north carolina have their own state exchange websites which were also pretty slow when they first launched. as for the federal site the white house says enrollment jumped from 30-80%. white house still calling the site a work in progress. >> but you actually visited the site this morning, didn't you, what did you find? was it different and faster? >> it was faster because i logged on october 1st and that was pretty rough going that day and today it was definitely pretty quick. in fact, the true test i think that will happen here is for this repaired website is when there is maybe an on slot of people trying to enroll come before the december 23rd deadline so coverage can kick in on the 1st. >> thanks for joining us erica. parts of the country are getting hit with
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
by january 1st, the day that the affordable care act, and let's see if president obama still calls it obama-care, we haven't heard him use it lately, but this is crunch time. going back on offense and trying to turn the page over the last two months. we will also make an impact on how it is making a difference. the benefits of these protections will only accumulate in the weeks and months ahead. some of them i just mentioned. people gather near the white house today to call on president obama to do more to help treat allen gross. the american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was there to set up internet service. but cuba says it was part of a blot to undermine its government. he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail. libby casey joins us now, libby, what happened at the vigil that was held today. >> allen gross lives outside of d.c., and he was very involved in the jewish community, and what he had gone down to do was set up internet hubs. he was a sun con track for the u.s. government, the agency for international development. so judy gross, just says that
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
approach things and democrats approach things. he also used his time to rail against obama-care, the federal healthcare law, he says that's one of the other priorities that and getting the economy going less so than working on the unemployment benefit issue. >> and torment, the labor department releases the november employment numbers. stick with al jazeera america for full coverage of that important report. some fast food workers are striking in more than 100 cities. they are demanding an increase in the minimum wage, and pushing to make it easier to unionize. many are asking for $15 an hour. that's nearly twice as much as the average worker earned. raising the minimum wage will not hurt jobs. fast food chains already have a wage increase would drive up the prices. that is by far the hirest in the country. tonya mosley is in washington state with more on how families struggle to get by on low pay. >> it's 22:00, and maya molina's five hour shift at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her youngest son to day care before heading home. and with no time to take off her uniform, maya
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
obamacare to help create jobs. if you look at what is happening here in washington and all of the headwinds and problems, the shutdown of the government it is really remarkable to see these numbers considering everything that was stacked against it. ut you are right, even as the economy improves, 3.6% growth in the gdp, and the white house is making the case things are good, they are not good enough, we need to extent those unemployment benefits that are set to run out now for more than a million beneficiaries. jay carney spoke to that. >> the news we have today reinforces that we need to address this problem and to extent those unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals, because this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to tell more than a million families across the country just a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefits. so we hope congress be address this challenge. >> again gridlock, there are many who are saying enough is enough. the economy is improving, we're not going to extent the benefits again >> we will find out soon, okay. mike viqueira live f
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> we talked about the snowy side of this, but the cold air side is dramatic. two days ago we had temperatures in the 40s. some of the highs in the next couple of days may not go above zero. with that, dramatic temperature changes between yesterday and today. denver, 30 degrees cooler than we were yesterday. and, of course, that is supporting the snow that we see across the region. >> the cold air is spreading to places th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
's coming out over the new obamacare website. some 400 changes that were made by programmers and code writers, but there are more changes to come as far as the back end of the site important for insurance companies. wet get into that and talk about what these numbers mean and the way this entire site is heading. >> it's the back end. everything is about the back end. >> just for you, tony harris. >> at the top of the hour right here on al jazeera america. >> a return of a familiar face to the usc football program, jessica taff is here with your supports ted lines. >> a new big man on campus, it seems. usc has named washington steve kar sizi and the trojans are hoping he can turn around the football program like he did for the huskies. he was an assistant with the usc in 2007 and '8 went 6 and 2 after taking over for lane kisin who was fired in september. mean while, trouble off of the ice for simeon barlemov. he is scheduled to be back in court on monday in denver to face those misdemeanor charges for assault charges that he had after his girlfriend said he attacked her. finally, inju
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
and 11 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> the obamacare website is now working a lot better than it was in october. and after technicians and code writers made more than 400 repairs to healthcare.gov , consumers can click through and compare healthcare options and costs. but by most measures healthcare.gov is still clunkier than what most would consider acceptable. and it's not clear whether the back end of the site where the data goes to insurance companies has been fixed. it's not clear how many signed up fo for coverage today before noon. >> there is good news and bad news going on. when you compare it relative to october 1st and the way things were functioning or not functioning when a total of six people were able to sign up on the day that the healthcare website was launched. things are going relatively well. you mentioned compared to the retail world things not so good. but when you look at the error rate on october 1st and yes, things are getting better. they say they can get 800,000 people in one day on the site. i myself logged onto the site a couple of times today. th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
, that is the beginning. the effective date of the affordable care act, obamacare, you have to enroll by december 23rdrd. if you are in the individual marketplace, if you don't get your insurance from an employer, you will have to log onto healthcare.gov. still experiencing a lot of problems, now, it's crunch time. back to you. >> mike viqueira at the white house. thanks. now to the ukraine. that country's leader is trying to ends days of government protests. thousands of people gathered on the streets of kiev today after president victori yanokovich rejected a packet with the eu and sided are russia. dozens of demonstrators over the weekend. the president said today that police acted excessively. barnaby phillips is in kiev with more on this situation. >> in the city center, it does feel like a revolution is underway. the city hall has become a headquarters for protesters. all day, people came in. just have a look or enjoy the food and hot drinks or even to catch a nap. amidst all of this, a workman valiantly removes the carpet so that it won't get damaged in these extraordinary times. the problem for
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